Autism Awareness Blog Hop

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We’re joining today with some awesome crafters to help raise awareness of Autism by creating some really fun stuff!! 1 in 68 children in America is diagnosed with some form of autism, and we all need to learn more about this disorder and how to work with and help autistic people and their families. April is Autism Awareness Month. We hope you’ll hop all around the blogs and show us some wonderful, supportive spirit. There are prizes for lucky U.S. Winners from the comments! Click on the picture below to check out the Autism Blog Hop. Click the picture above to visit the Autism Society and learn more about autism and how they are helping families that deal with this issue.

From Stampendous, we’re offering three sets of our Everyday Chicks Clear Stamps and Dies as prizes. Official Rules are always HERE. Our Chicks are designed so that you can stamp and die cut a whole chick family of any size , and show all your family’s everyday activities involving everyone! We’ll be sharing our Chicks all week, so we hope you’ll join us for our regular blog posts on Wednesday and Friday to see more of this great set in action. Here’s a card from our own Fran Seiford.

CSD20 Everyday Chicks by Fran Seiford
CSD20 Everyday Chicks by Fran Seiford

The Autism Blog Hop –

 

Janelle Stollfus

Jamie Martin

Kathi Rerek

Spring Mash-Up!

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We’re still excited about releasing our new April Catalog for Summer, but we’ve still got some great samples you haven’t seen from our January Spring release. This week our Design team will treat you to all the inspiration from our October and January catalogs that they haven’t posted yet. And it’s a wonderful Spring-a-palooza!

Jamie Martin

Louise Healy

 

One thing we haven’t shared enough yet, because they’re our favorite thing right now, is our Spring Borders Die Set. Fran herself had an opportunity to play with these this last week, and she created a terrific collection of even more ideas for these wonderful edge dies.

You remember that the set looks like this –

Spring Borders Die Set Packaged
DCP1009 Spring Borders Cutting Dies

It has 6 dynamic cutting dies for a huge variety of looks and uses. Well, Fran said, “what if I just get into the stash of scraps we have and go crazy?” She cut a ton of strips and just had a great time layering them on to cards. Card-making doesn’t get easier than this!! It’s all about finding a color story in the scraps you love and just playing with the shapes and patterns.

 

 

Can you spot the Easter bunny??

Glitter papers, adding some white with a greeting here and there, you can even make this the surprise interior of a card with a fun window peeking through!

 

She even used the strips to decorate a hat pattern that she downloaded from the web. Wouldn’t these be a cute project for a little girl’s party!! What fun!

So we have to tell you that the hat above that Fran made is actually sized for her cat, Beaver. We challenged her to get a photo of him wearing it, after all she would have to tie it under his chin, and cats aren’t known for their love of hats… but SHE DID it! And she even got photos!! She’s not even bleeding! Good job, Beaver, such a good sport!!

 

 

You’ll still see a lot of projects using these great border dies in our April catalog as we go, our team just loves them so much! And Fran may just have more ideas as we go along, she’s always thinking of something special. Come back Wednesday for more recap from our January catalog projects!

 

 

Hip, Hip, House-Mouse!

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Hooray for our little friends in mousey grey and brown! This little family is just the cutest thing around, and they’re always having so much fun together. You know they each have personalities and quite the story, and even though you can color them how you like, each one has a color scheme especially for them. Our House-Mouse Designs® Coloring Pages tell you their little story and help you color them to match. You can find those here. Each page can be downloaded as a pdf on your computer to guide you.

The House-Mouse family in our April catalog are celebrating birthdays and babies in addition to Summer. Here are a few more sweeties and some Design Team Sharing.

First up, Mudpie has fallen into a snooze from eating too much birthday cake, and Maxwell has a surprise planned! Those two!!

HMP89 Birthday Mischief
HMP89 Birthday Mischief
Birthday Mischief by Kristine Reynolds

 

HMP94 Birthday Gift
HMP94 Birthday Gift
HMP90 Feeding Baby
HMP90 Feeding Baby

 

You can click on them to check them out on our website. They’re available now at all your favorite stamp stores.

Our Design Team has some great project to share. Remember to comment, because we’re giving away three sets of our So Sweet Perfectly Clear Stamps to lucky US Winners. (all the details on Monday’s post HERE).

 

Louise Healy

Lea Fritts

Alison Heikkila

Janelle Stollfus

 

Christmas in July with BoBunny Vintage Dot Paper

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Our holiday catalog is loaded with gorgeous Bo Bunny background papers. They’re the perfect shades for our Laurel Burch Color Palette, and Bo Bunny donated enough papers for us to make our in-house cards, supply some to our Design Team, and even have a few sheets to give away!!

The Vintage Dot line of papers is yummy! There are lovely dots on one side with a “distressing” of color variation, drips, scratches, and visual texture. The reverse side has a damask, pattern with more distressing used all over. It’s thick, it’s textured, it’s beautiful quality! The colors are perfect! You will love working with this paper.

Bo Bunny Vintage Dot Papers

We used these for our holiday catalog, on our store display board programs, and our Design Team loved them, too! Now, you have a chance to love them, as well! Three winners this week will each receive 10 sheets of BoBunny Vintage Dot Patterned Paper (one each of 10 colors), plus choose our brand new Laurel Burch Cling Holly Cat or Cling Holly Pup stamp! That’s some Christmas Card stamping in the bag!  Leave us a comment telling us whether you’d choose the Cat or the Pup and your three favorite colors from the Vintage Dot Papers line! Please also visit BoBunny on their social media and mention how gorgeous this paper is!  You can find them on Facebook HERE, on Pinterest HERE, or you can tag them on Twitter @BoBunnyPress, or on Instagram  @mybobunny. Our Official Contest Rules are, as always, HERE, and it’s open to U.S. mailing addresses only.

 

Here are some of the cards we made in-house, Debi Hammons made these cards from images Fran Seiford colored using our Laurel Burch Coloring Guide –

Our Design Team is sharing some Christmas in July that they created using these great papers! Be sure to leave them some love on their blog posts for extra entries into our contest!!  Here’s who is sharing today!

Kristine Reynolds

Louise Healy

Leadonna Fritts

 

You might want to go back and comment on Monday’s post if you missed it – MONDAY, and be sure to come back Friday for another chance to win.

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Christmas in July with BoBunny Background Papers – And A Winner!

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We were super blessed for our holiday catalog to be able to play with some of these gorgeous Bo Bunny background papers. They are the perfect palette to coordinate with the Laurel Burch Color Palette, and Bo Bunny was so generous to us and donated enough papers for us to make our in-house cards, supply some to our Design Team, and maybe even have a few sheets to give away!! 😉

The Vintage Dot line of papers is just so gorgeous! There are lovely yellow/gold dots on one side with a “distressing” of color variation, drips, scratches, and just so much visual texture. The reverse side has a gorgeous damask, tone-on-tone pattern with striking distressing used all over. It’s thick, it’s textured, it’s beautiful quality! The colors are just yummy! This is one of those papers that you hate to choose which side to use, because it means the other side gets glued down to your project.

Bo Bunny Vintage Dot Papers

We loved using these in-house for our holiday catalog, we’ve included them on several of our store display board programs, and our Design Team loved them, too! And now, you get a chance to love them as well! We’ll have three winners this week who each receive a package of 10 sheets of BoBunny Vintage Dot Patterned Paper (one each of 10 colors), plus either our brand new Laurel Burch Cling Holly Cat or Cling Holly Pup stamp, winners choice! Oooh… that’s some Christmas Card stamping in the bag!  Just leave us a comment telling us whether you’d choose the Cat or the Pup and which three are your favorite colors from the Vintage Dot Papers line! It would be really sweet if you could visit BoBunny on their social media as well, and mention how gorgeous this paper is!  You can find them on Facebook HERE, on Pinterest HERE, or you can tag them on Twitter @BoBunnyPress, or on Instagram  @mybobunny. Our Official Contest Rules are, as always, HERE, and it’s open to U.S. mailing addresses only.

Our Design Team this week will be sharing some Christmas in July that they created using these great papers! Be sure to leave them some love on their blog posts for extra entries into our contest!!  Here’s who is sharing today!

Kristine Reynolds

Alison Heikkila

Louise Healy

 

And, finally, we have a Winner from last week’s Birthday Bonanza Blog Series.

Karen E.

who commented on our blog on July 13th! Karen, you’ve won a $20 Stampendous Reward Card. Email us at stamp@stampendous.com and we’ll get you set up to redeem your reward on our website!!  Thanks for playing, and Congratulations!

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Birthdays are Best – and Winners!

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This week we’ve been looking at tons of great ways to wish your friends and family a Happy Birthday with Stampendous products. And we’ve been LOVING your stories of surprise parties, celebrations, grandkids, and all the joy you’ve shared for birthdays. We think it’s so special that some of you focus your birthdays on the CARDS and not the gifts! We’re so glad when we can help with that. And we’re offering you the chance to win a $20 Stampendous Reward Card to celebrate your birthday on our website, whenever it is! That $20 will go even farther with our Free Shipping (U.S. Retail Orders over $50) promotion running through August 31.

If you’ve read this far… if you’re in Southern California or within visiting distance, make sure you’re on our email list for notifications! Just sayn’! A little teaser for now! hee hee…. you can sign up on our website home page.

Our birthday offerings at Stampendous are just so fun! And our House-Mouse Designs® images just shine at creating birthday fun!

And check out these adorable cards from our classic Design Team samples, then take a glance at some new fun from our team.

Here’s some new, birthday fun from our team! Be sure to give them some love!

Jamie Martin

Louise Healy

Pam Bray

 

And WINNERS!

We were reminded that we never announced the winner of our Keeping Cool themed week. Thanks for keeping us honest, guys! We always have so much going on, that it’s easy to lose track!

The winner of a House-Mouse Designs® Dessert Dive Stamp, chosen by Random.org is

Michelle K Henderson of Crimson Owl Creations

Congratulations!! Michelle, email us with your mailing address at submissions@stampendous.com and we’ll get your prize right out to you!

 

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Beautiful Birthdays

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We’re celebrating our newest images for  BIRTHDAYS  here on the Stampendous Blog this week. We showed you some fun inspiration in Monday’s Post, and we’ve got still more today. Today we’ll take a closer look at the wonderful images for encouraging birthday cards from the collection in our April Catalog.

Our marvelous Laurel Burch Collection features so many great images for uplifting spirits and making people celebrate. Here are some fabulous choices for your greetings. The Cling Blossoms comes with a free template/stencil for masking and coloring your flowers, and it has available matching cutting dies. The individual Laurel Burch images are available in wood and cling rubber mounted. And, of course, our Perfectly Clear Stamps are top quality, as always. For getting that classic, Laurel Burch look when coloring your images, check out our Coloring Chart which you can download for free.

 

We know you’ll want to pick up some of these great images, especially with our Free Shipping offer, good through August. You know, the one where your shipping is free if you order $50 or more at www.stampendous.com with Promo Code BLG717!

You could even win a “birthday” present of your own! Leave us a comment or two or three this week and tell us about your most memorable birthday(s)! We’ll give one lucky winner a $20 Stampendous Reward card to spend on our website! U.S. winners only, Official Rules live Here.

You can find all of these projects and dozens more on our website – just search “birthday”.

Our Design Team will be sharing their creations with us this week, as well. Hop on over to their blogs, and leave them some love!! They always love it when you visit.

Louise Healy

Jamie Martin

Kristine Reynolds

 

 

 

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Birthday Bonanza!! and Winners!

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Welcome to a new week on the Stampendous Blog! You know, one of our biggest categories for stamps is BIRTHDAY!  We have more than 60 images to help you make birthdays great for your friends and family, and most of them are available in either wood mounted or cling rubber stamps. And we added some really cute images to this collection in our April Catalog.

This week our team is celebrating birthdays by sharing some of their favorite birthday creations! We think you’ll be super excited to pick up some of these great images, especially with our Free Shipping offer that’s good through August. You know, the one where your shipping is free if you order $50 or more at www.stampendous.com with Promo Code BLG717! You’ll want to pick up lots of birthday options for all your card recipients.

You could even win a “birthday” present of your own! Leave us a comment or two or three this week and tell us about your most memorable birthday(s)! We’ll give one lucky winner a $20 Stampendous Reward card to spend on our website! U.S. winners only, Official Rules live Here.

Here are some of the really sweet new images perfect for celebrating those special days:

You can find all of these projects and dozens more on our website – just search “birthday”.

Our Design Team will be sharing their creations with us this week as well. Hop on over to their blogs, and leave them some love!! They always love it when you visit.

Louise Healy

Alison Heikkila

Janelle Stollfus

Kristine Reynolds

 

And Congratulations to last week’s winners!! We laughed and laughed all week at your antics trying to chase/pet/photograph peacocks or save your pets from them. What amazing stories you all have!! Thank goodness for Random.org that let us choose random winners from our U.S. entries. Congratulations to:

Viki Banaszak

who commented on all the posts but was chosen from Jamie Martin’s Wednesday Post.

Viki wins the Poised Peacock Stamps and Dies

 

and

 

suzschultz23

who commented on our Monday post

suz wins the Paisley Patterns Stamps and Dies

Super thanks to all of you for sharing your stories! And an extra thanks to those who let us know where they lived! It always helps when we can identify you quickly. Winners, email me at submissions@stampendous.com and send me your mailing address. We’ll get your prizes right out to you!

 

 

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Keeping Cool! Summer at the Sea

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We’re Keeping Cool this week on the Stampendous Blog, and in our MONDAY post and WEDNESDAY post we explored how our House-Mouse Friends keep their cool. We also have some gorgeous new stamps for those of you who like to keep cool seaside. You can see lots of inspiration with them in our earlier Part of Your World blog series.  As a refresher, we’ll share some of them here! Be sure to comment and tell us what your weather is like this week, ours has been hanging around the low 90’s. Pretty hot for June in Southern California. Are you melting where you are?

 

We’ve got some teammates sharing today with their ideas about keeping cool.

Pam Bray

Louise Healy

 

Remember, there’s FREE SHIPPING on the Stampendous website for orders over $50 through August 31! Time to stay indoors where it’s cool and do some crafting! Use promo code BLG717 at checkout as many times as you like.

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Keeping Cool – and a Winner!

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We’re Keeping Cool this week on the Stampendous Blog, which is nice, because even here in temperate Anaheim, California, it is NOT cool. Hopefully our inspirations will help you stay cool this week. Comment on our blogs this week, and tell us what the weather is doing in your neck of the woods. One commenter will win a Cling Rubber Dessert Dive stamp and get to cool off with our favorite mice!

 

We’ve got some teammates sharing today with their ideas about keeping cool.

Alison Heikkila

Jamie Martin

Kristine Reynolds

 

AND – We’ve got a lucky winner from last week’s Gone to the Dogs (and Cats) series. We really, really loved hearing about your pets! What a fabulous week it was with some really great stories! It was hard to pick, but thanks to Random.org, our winner is

 

D.AnnC

 

D.Ann email us at submissions@stampendous.com with your mailing address so we can get your Laurel Burch Dog Park Stamps and Dies right out to you!

 

Remember, there’s FREE SHIPPING on the Stampendous website for orders over $50 through August 31! Time to stay indoors where it’s cool and do some crafting! Use promo code BLG717 at checkout as many times as you like.

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